HELP! How to get broadband WIRELESSLY from one building to another?

By Ian Boothby ·
Building 1 is 100+ft long, 20ft wide, runs North-South, only phoneline socket in North wall, so modem-router connected to that, then feeds Powerline homeplugs around the building no problem-BUT...

I need to get broadband into building 2 across courtyard from S end of B1 (@100ft) but it is on different ring main so homeplugs don't work. How do I do this wirelessly - I have line of sight from window in B1 to window in B2? I guess using things called repeaters?? (cannot use ethernet cable as gap is a public walkway and entrance to a car park)

Can anyone tell me exactly what I need to do on the South side of B1-do I ethernet the broadband from a homeplug into a repeater, then from B2 pick up the signal from B1 and ethernet it into another homeplug to feed around B2?

No doubt it's simple but never been much into networking especially wirelessly!

I have the following equipment "spare";-
TP-LINK Wireless-N router TL-WR300
TP-LINK Wireless-N access point TL-WA801ND
Loadsa 200mbs Hompeplugs


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Connect as a client and homeplug or Wi-Fi from there

by mshoebridge In reply to HELP! How to get broadban ...

WDS can give you reduced throughput. Note that wireless throughput is cut approximately in half for each repeating "hop", i.e. an AP that data flows through before hitting the wired network. This is because all transmissions use the same channel and radio and must be retransmitted to reach the wired LAN. The repeating throughput reduction applies both to WDS and non-WDS repeating.

You might try connecting as a client:
Access Point (TP-Link)
Client (TP-Link)

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by Charles Bundy In reply to Connect as a client and h ...

Throughput is not reduced so long as the devices aren't used as WAPs. You are correct if one doesn't set them up as dedicated bridges, and clients connect wirelessly. Refer to my first post...

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